Though Turtle Bay Resort hugs the northern coastline of Oahu, the Pacific Ocean is only visible from the 17th hole on the Palmer course. The former 100 Greatest Public course has two distinct nines, with a forgiving front nine and a tighter, more demanding back side. Unlike many dramatically undulated Hawaiian layouts, the Palmer course is quite flat, with water in play on 14 holes. The Arnold Palmer design opened in 1992, but the property has quite an interesting history: It was used by the U.S. Army during World War II, with Nos. 15-18 serving as a landing strip and Nos. 5, 6 and 13 housing military personnel. The course hosted a PGA Tour Champions event in the mid 2000s, with Hale Irwin, Fred Funk and Jerry Pate all winning at Turtle Bay.
100 Greatest Public: Ranked from 2009-'16. Highest ranking: No. 78, 2015-'16.
Best in State: Ranked inside the top 10, 2003, 2009. Ranked 11th, 2011-'12, 2015-'16. Ranked 12th, 2013-'14. Ranked 14th, 2017-'18. Ranked inside the top 15, 2005-'07.
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